Public Relations consulting

Public Relations consulting

David Spelman’s New York-based public relations firm has represented some of the most distinguished artists and organizations in classical music.

David Spelman & Company represented the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra for six years in their collaborations with Itzhak Perlman, Dawn Upshaw, James Galway, Branford Marsalis, and Renée Fleming; released more than a dozen critically acclaimed recording including the Grammy-winning "Shadow Dances"; performed more than 30 concerts in partnership with Carnegie Hall, and in many of Europe's great concert halls; toured Asia three times, and was the first American orchestra to perform in Hanoi since the Vietnam War; and was twice featured in "Live from Lincoln Center" national telecasts. The orchestra's unprecedented media coverage led to the 2001 publication of Harvey Seifter's Leadership Ensemble: Lessons in Collaborative Management from the World's Only Conductorless Orchestra (Holt/Times Books) which has been translated into nine languages.

DS&C represented Argo Records (a division of PolyGram), promoting the recordings and performances by composers and artists including Henryk Górecki, Aaron Jay Kernis, Michael Torke, Michael Nyman, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Michael Daugherty, the Balanescu Quartet, Piano Circus, and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. The Houston Grand Opera’s world premiere of Michael Daugherty’s Jackie O was covered by Time, Newsweek, the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Spin, National Public Radio, and many other media outlets.

DS&C launched the New York Philharmonic's in-house record label. The first release, The Historic Broadcasts 1923-1987, was a 10-CD set featuring 750 minutes of music, 21 conductors, and 18 soloists. The release received extensive international media attention and was nominated for two Grammy Awards.

Other clients have included Vladimir Ashkenazy, Leon Botstein, João Carlos Martins, the American Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Lahti Symphony Orchestra (Finland), the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Miller Theater at Columbia University, On The Air Magazine, N2K Entertainment, RCA/BMG Classics, Concord Records, Peer Music, and The House of Buccellati (the Italian jewelry maker founded in 1750).